Training Readings-- Read the Epilogue to HHFC (Health, Happiness, & Family Constellations). Read also the EFTFreeManual. Click on the title in the last sentence to download it. Please also read my 750 word blog "Good Health as a Sacred Fire" listed below in Relevant Reading Material
What is threatening overwhelm to a person's nervous system called? Why is that name ambiguous? What are the two ways this can happen talked about in Chapter 5? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
Name and briefly describe the four forms of infant attachment talked about in Chapter 5. Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
When an arousal of energy in one place causes similar energies to become active in another place that is called what? Explain in 1 or 2 sentences.
What is a "mirror neuron"? What is its function in the hard-wired, human, social empathy system? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
List Michael's four guidelines for "healthy healing." Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
Relevant Reading Material
Michael Reddy, "Good Health as a Sacred Fire" (short blog), powerful metaphor for the problem materialistic specialism creates as it fails to understand chronic illnesses.
These are the visuals shown in class. Click on the image to download the 9 page PDF. I would suggest downloading it because it is very good to use in explaining trauma to clients or general audiences.
Activities After Class Seven
Training Readings-- Read the the EFTFreeManual AGAIN, and learn the tapping points in order. Reread the TWR sections (last three boxes) of the handout you just downloaded (or download it now HERE if you watched it on the video but did not download it), and learn the very simple sequence of steps in TWR.
Slides shown in Class Seven are in Powerpoint. See them again by reviewing the class video, or you can download and view them (if you have Powerpoint) HERE
What part of the midbrain starts to shut down as stress or threatening overwhelm afflict a human nervous system? What actions of the left brain don't take place when this shutdown occurs? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
What does Michael mean when he says that "trauma scales"? Explain in 1 or 2 sentences.
What is the difference between a flashback and blurbacks? Which is more commonly encountered? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
What does Michael mean when he says that "trauma cascades"? What are the four levels involved in this? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
Michael names 5 ways that our subconscious social empathy systems connect us to one another. What are they? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
Relevant Reading Material Patterson & Grenny, Crucial Conversations--Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High McGilchrist, Iain,The Master and His Emissary--The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World Van der Kolk, Bessel, The Body Keeps the Score Benor, Daniel J. Seven Minutes to Natural Pain Release Craig, Gary. The EFT Manual. Gallo, Fred P. Energy Tapping for Trauma Levine, Peter A. In an Unspoken Voice Ogden, Minton, and Pain. Trauma and the Body Scaer, Robert. The Trauma Spectrum Siegel, Daniel J. Mindsight
These are the visuals shown in class. Click on the image to download the entire PDF.
Activities After Class Eight
What are some reasons to do a screening for inherited, ancestral trauma? Explain in 1 or 2 sentences.
Name at least 3 of the stages on the spectrum between slim and bulky constellations. Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
List 4 of the 8 guidelines for Setting Up the parts of entangled wholes (inner or outer families). Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
What is the rationale behind Michael's guideline "Personify Anything"? Explain in 1 or 2 sentences.
Why can we expect to find family-like structures in all kinds of human groups? Explain each in 1 or 2 sentences.
Relevant Reading Material Deborah Donndelinger, Family Energetics: A Revolutionary Approach To Heal the Past and Reshape Your Future Thaddeus Golas, Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment Insa Sparrer, Miracle, Solution and System
Many thanks to everyone for participating in the course!